New York Patient Partners

Patient Partners

Current or former patients are invited to join the program to be matched with a runner training and fundraising for Boston Children’s Hospital. Partners are encouraged to share their Boston Children’s journey with their runner to provide them with inspiration and motivation to finish the 26.2 miles! Patients are part of the race day excitement, and honorary members of the Miles for Miracles team.


  • Team practice volunteers – Inspire the team at a Saturday training run by sharing your story and/or handing out water.
  • Pre-race dinner – The patient partner and his/her family are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the season at a team dinner.
  • Race day cheering section – Join us on race day to cheer on the Boston Children’s runners as they head towards the finish line.
  • Fundraising prizes – It’s optional to fundraise, but you’ll receive some swag if you do!

*All events are complimentary and subject to change due to COVID-19 precautions and regulations. We hope you’ll attend (in-person and virtually), but event participation is not mandatory.